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Ann

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469k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
651
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ann

"Ann" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Prayer". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun
A half years's stipend, over and above what is owing for the incumbency, due to a minister's heirs after his decease.

Etymology: LL. annata income of a year, also, of half a year, fr. L. annus year: cf. F. annate annats

Wiktionary

The English form of Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ἄννα (Ánna), the Ancient Greek New Testament form of the Hebrew female name חַנָּה (ḥannâ), meaning "grace, gracious".

  1. A female given name.
  2. Abbreviation of anniversary.

Ann was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Manx, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Ann

Ann Coulter is a philosopher. Ann was born on December 8th, 1961 in New York City, United States.

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Ann Dunham was an anthropology and anthropologist. Ann was given the name Stanley Ann Dunham by her parents Stanley Armour Dunham and Madelyn Dunham on November 29th, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Ann is also known as Dunham and Stanley Ann. She left this life on November 7th, 1995.

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Annie Lennox is a pop music, pop rock, rock music, soul music, blue-eyed soul, new wave music, contemporary r&b, synthpop, electronica, adult contemporary music, and jazz musician. She has been prominent since 1976. Annie was given the name Ann Lennox on December 25th, 1954.

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Ann Wilson is a rock music, hard rock, folk rock, and pop rock musician. She plays Flute, Guitar, Bass guitar, and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1970 to 1970. Ann was given the name Ann Dustin Wilson on June 19th, 1950 in San Diego.

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Ann B. Davis was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1953 to 1997. Ann was given the name Ann Bradford Davis on May 5th, 1926 in Schenectady, New York, U.S. She passed away on June 1st, 2014.

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Ree Drummond is a biography and cookbook blogger, author, food writer, photographer, television personality, blog, food critic, and celebrity. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Ree was given the name Ann Marie Smith on January 6th, 1969 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ann

Lisa was given the name Lisa Anne Corpora on May 9th, 1972 in , U.S.

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Raggedy Ann is a fictional character.

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Abi Ann is a musician. Abi was given the name Abigail DawnAnn Hoffman on June 26th, 1997 in Midland, Texas. Abi is also known as Born- Abigail Dawn Ann Hoffman.

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Keren Ann is a musician. Keren was born on March 10th, 1974 in Caesarea, Israel.

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Adam Khoo is a co-founder, executive chairman, chief master trainer, director, author, entrepreneur, professional stocks & fx trader, chairman, and director-general. Adam was given the name Adam Khoo Yean Ann on April 8th, 1974. Adam is also known as Adam Khoo Yean Ann and Qiu Yuan'an.

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Pam Ann is a comedian and actor. She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Pam was given the name Caroline Reid .

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How popular is the baby name Ann in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 131 131 0
1881 130 130 0
1882 150 150 0
1883 167 167 0
1884 214 214 0
1885 208 208 0
1886 229 229 0
1887 239 239 0
1888 295 295 0
1889 341 341 0
1890 328 328 0
1891 337 337 0
1892 393 393 0
1893 397 397 0
1894 470 470 0
1895 551 551 0 #97 girl name
1896 488 488 0
1897 545 545 0 #98 girl name
1898 593 593 0
1899 586 586 0 #92 girl name
1900 736 736 0 #92 girl name
1901 634 634 0 #89 girl name
1902 753 753 0 #84 girl name
1903 774 774 0 #84 girl name
1904 880 880 0 #78 girl name
1905 1,002 996 6 #75 girl name
1906 1,069 1,064 5 #70 girl name
1907 1,270 1,264 6 #62 girl name
1908 1,359 1,354 5 #62 girl name
1909 1,483 1,478 5 #56 girl name
1910 1,854 1,842 12 #52 girl name
1911 1,893 1,882 11 #53 girl name
1912 2,675 2,666 9 #47 girl name
1913 3,005 2,998 7 #46 girl name
1914 3,896 3,887 9 #40 girl name
1915 4,908 4,896 12 #43 girl name
1916 5,355 5,343 12 #40 girl name
1917 5,469 5,455 14 #44 girl name
1918 5,626 5,613 13 #44 girl name
1919 4,932 4,924 8 #49 girl name
1920 5,056 5,041 15 #49 girl name
1921 5,077 5,058 19 #53 girl name
1922 5,076 5,055 21 #49 girl name
1923 5,033 5,021 12 #52 girl name
1924 5,050 5,036 14 #55 girl name
1925 4,957 4,934 23 #52 girl name
1926 4,784 4,779 5 #55 girl name
1927 4,799 4,785 14 #59 girl name
1928 4,953 4,929 24 #54 girl name
1929 5,192 5,174 18 #46 girl name
1930 5,559 5,533 26 #41 girl name
1931 5,872 5,853 19 #35 girl name
1932 6,217 6,197 20 #34 girl name
1933 6,228 6,209 19 #34 girl name
1934 6,664 6,639 25 #32 girl name
1935 6,734 6,707 27 #30 girl name
1936 6,697 6,663 34 #28 girl name
1937 6,740 6,712 28 #30 girl name
1938 7,019 6,989 30 #32 girl name
1939 6,572 6,549 23 #33 girl name
1940 7,217 7,194 23 #35 girl name
1941 7,144 7,122 22 #37 girl name
1942 7,709 7,668 41 #38 girl name
1943 7,851 7,828 23 #37 girl name
1944 7,098 7,079 19 #39 girl name
1945 7,059 7,037 22 #39 girl name
1946 8,089 8,077 12 #40 girl name
1947 8,914 8,894 20 #41 girl name
1948 8,042 8,023 19 #44 girl name
1949 7,884 7,869 15 #44 girl name
1950 7,933 7,923 10 #45 girl name
1951 8,434 8,421 13 #46 girl name
1952 8,672 8,654 18 #45 girl name
1953 8,592 8,576 16 #46 girl name
1954 8,773 8,755 18 #44 girl name
1955 8,933 8,910 23 #43 girl name
1956 9,005 8,986 19 #46 girl name
1957 9,070 9,041 29 #44 girl name
1958 8,872 8,849 23 #47 girl name
1959 8,932 8,919 13 #44 girl name
1960 8,702 8,676 26 #52 girl name
1961 8,239 8,217 22 #54 girl name
1962 8,143 8,123 20 #56 girl name
1963 7,996 7,977 19 #57 girl name
1964 7,782 7,758 24 #60 girl name
1965 6,808 6,781 27 #59 girl name
1966 6,013 5,993 20 #61 girl name
1967 6,276 6,251 25 #57 girl name
1968 6,190 6,180 10 #54 girl name
1969 6,146 6,130 16 #57 girl name
1970 5,760 5,735 25 #62 girl name
1971 4,578 4,558 20 #78 girl name
1972 3,375 3,360 15 #91 girl name
1973 3,269 3,256 13 #93 girl name
1974 2,941 2,930 11 #100 girl name
1975 2,727 2,716 11
1976 2,451 2,437 14
1977 2,462 2,454 8
1978 2,328 2,319 9
1979 2,275 2,266 9
1980 2,178 2,171 7
1981 2,134 2,123 11
1982 1,929 1,920 9
1983 1,824 1,812 12
1984 1,700 1,694 6
1985 1,442 1,442 0
1986 1,310 1,302 8
1987 1,205 1,205 0
1988 1,177 1,171 6
1989 1,096 1,088 8
1990 1,125 1,125 0
1991 1,025 1,025 0
1992 945 945 0
1993 848 848 0
1994 785 785 0
1995 743 743 0
1996 664 664 0
1997 626 626 0
1998 554 554 0
1999 583 583 0
2000 546 546 0
2001 506 506 0
2002 525 525 0
2003 497 497 0
2004 408 402 6
2005 433 433 0
2006 386 386 0
2007 368 368 0
2008 343 343 0
2009 287 287 0
2010 284 284 0
2011 255 255 0
2012 268 268 0
2013 279 279 0
2014 283 283 0
2015 306 306 0
2016 264 264 0

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Popularity of Ann as a first name

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Popularity of Ann as a last name

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Common last names for Ann

  • Smith
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  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
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  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Murphy
  • White
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  • Thompson
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  • Clark
  • Young

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ann U.S.
  White 43.47% 64.26%
  African American 8.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 43.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ann

People with the last name Ann are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ann

  • How Popular is the name Ann? Ann is the 137th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ann was the 34,707th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ann have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 469,459 babies born with the first name Ann in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ann to occupy the territory of Guadeloupe (France) with an estimated population of 465,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ann? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 131 new born babies.
  • When was Ann first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ann is Saturday, February 16th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Ann born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ann was in 1957 with a total of 9,041 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ann!
  • Random Ann Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ann ranks 87th in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 133 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Ann: Your name in reverse order is Nna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nan. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ann? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 651 people with the last name Ann.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ann? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ann as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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